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White House Summit on Countering Extremism
February 20, 2015
White House Summit on Countering Extremism
"There’s a sense of fear in the American Muslim community that they’re being singled out," says Haris Tarin, director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council's Washington office. He also said President Obama's remarks at the summit helped alleviate some of those concerns. "He talked about the fact ...
February 20, 2015
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A Conversation with Rabbi Jonathan Sacks
February 20, 2015
A Conversation with Rabbi Jonathan Sacks
"Religion and science are two quite different things and we need them both. Science takes things apart to see how they work. Religion puts things together to see what they mean."
February 20, 2015
06:49
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Churches in Pubs
February 20, 2015
Churches in Pubs
Rev. Phillip Heinze says when he realized that for some people the most difficult thing is walking through the doors of a church, he decided to “try a new church in a place that’s not so scary."
February 20, 2015
07:18
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Church Economics Prize; Rabbi Jonathan Sacks; Preparing for Losar
February 13, 2015
Church Economics Prize; Rabbi Jonathan Sacks; Preparing for Losar
A United Methodist church in Brooklyn offers an award for the best explanation of why the U.S. economy is doing so poorly; Britain's former chief rabbi leads a global effort against religious extremism and violence; and Tibetan Buddhists make their spiritual preparations for the new year, the Year ...
February 13, 2015
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Church Economics Prize
February 13, 2015
Church Economics Prize
"To me, the idea of a church offering an economic well-being award makes perfect sense," says Bay Ridge United Methodist Church pastor Robert Emerick. The idea of offering a prize for the best explanation about why the economy is doing so poorly compared to a generation ago started when Rev. Emerick ...
February 13, 2015
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Preparing for Losar
February 13, 2015
Preparing for Losar
Sharing a special meal and performing rituals of spiritual cleansing help Tibetan Buddhists get ready for the upcoming new year.
February 13, 2015
02:59
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Vaccination Debate; Inoculation Ethics; Homeless Female Veterans
February 6, 2015
Vaccination Debate; Inoculation Ethics; Homeless Female Veterans
A conversation about the US measles outbreak; parents who refuse to vaccinate their children based on personal beliefs; and an organization called Final Salute that meets the needs of homeless women veterans and their children.
February 6, 2015
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Vaccination Debate
February 6, 2015
Vaccination Debate
“There’s really no widespread religious objection to the [measles] vaccine…It’s that I have a belief that these vaccines are harmful, or that they don’t work, or I don’t believe that somebody else should be telling me how to raise my kids,” says Religion News Service editor-in-chief ...
February 6, 2015
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Inoculation Ethics
February 6, 2015
Inoculation Ethics
In most states, parents can choose not to vaccinate their children based on a personal or religious objection. It's a choice that has begun raising concerns about the ethics of refusal and the rising risk of outbreaks.
February 6, 2015
07:36
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National Prayer Breakfast
February 6, 2015
National Prayer Breakfast
People from many faiths gathered in Washington for the 63rd annual National Prayer Breakfast, including the Dalai Lama. One major theme this year was fighting religious extremism, which President Obama said "is not unique to one group or one religion."
February 6, 2015
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Science for Seminaries; India’s Slum Dwellers; Thomas Merton
January 30, 2015
Science for Seminaries; India’s Slum Dwellers; Thomas Merton
A new program encourages seminaries and divinity schools to teach more science; a community organizer helps improve living conditions for the very poor in India’s sprawling slums and around the world; a famous Trappist monk, poet, activist, contemplative, and prolific writer would have been 100 ...
January 30, 2015
25:46
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Science for Seminaries
January 30, 2015
Science for Seminaries
"If our earth is not the only inhabitable world, what does that imply?" asks Dr. Jennifer Wiseman, director of the Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion at the American Association for the Advancement of Science. “That’s an exciting question and the kind of thing I hope will be discussed ...
January 30, 2015
07:22
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